We’re going for it. With no backers and very few scruples, we’re pulling a Field of Dreams. (Actually, we’re pulling a Teddy Roosevelt. But I digress.) Build it first, get funding later. Gain momentum by doing. Create something people want to be a part of.
It’s what I’ve been preaching for the past year, and now I must put my lack-of-money where my mouth is. As Steve Hall said in “Lemonade”:
If you’ve had an idea you’ve always wanted to do now is the time to do it. Just do it!
We’re about to start shooting a film about the reinvention of Detroit. And oh, what an amazing team of talent we’ve amassed. Here are the early adopters; those people just crazy enough to build it first and trust something amazing will come later:
- Ringside Creative and Doug Cheek: Powerhouse integrated media studio and sponsors of our Detroit screening.
- Finish Post and Andrea Papazoglou: Post-production facility in Boston that polished the hell out of “Lemonade.”
- Peter Nelson: The DP behind “Lemonade,” “Art & Copy,” and Michael Moore’s “Sicko.”
- Chris Perry: A-list producer, former Arnold colleague, and fellow Bukowski’s Dead Author’s Club mug holder.
It’s far too early to thank the Acadamy. But it’s certainly not to early to thank these people. So, thank you for your insanity everyone. Here we go.